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JUNE 27, 2016
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NCAPA Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Preserve Women’s Right and Access to Safe, Legal Abortion
Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to strike down a Texas law (House Bill 2, HB2) that restricted women’s access to abortion clinics with medically-unnecessary, burdensome requirements..
“Today's Supreme Court decision protects women's health, but even more importantly, it protects women's constitutional rights, which is a victory for all Americans who seek a more just nation,” said NCAPA National Director Christopher Kang. “This law and other medically-unnecessary barriers to accessing safe, legal abortions throughout the country are shams that have a disproportionate impact on low-income women and women of color. We must continue the fight for reproductive justice, to preserve the ability of all women to access the health care they deserve and that the Constitution requires.”
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), an NCAPA member, has been the leading voice in advocating for AAPI women, and their website has the latest news and resources on women’s health and reproductive justice.
NCAPA members the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) also issued statements in response to today’s ruling.
Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 35 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population